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Linguistic experience alters phonetic perception in infants by 6 months of age.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics. Fonetik. (Jollergruppen)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7980-3601
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1992 (English)In: Science, ISSN 0036-8075, Vol. 255, no 5044, 606-8 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Linguistic experience affects phonetic perception. However, the critical period during which experience affects perception and the mechanism responsible for these effects are unknown. This study of 6-month-old infants from two countries, the United States and Sweden, shows that exposure to a specific language in the first half year of life alters infants' phonetic perception.

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1992. Vol. 255, no 5044, 606-8 p.
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Analysis of Variance, Humans, Infant, Language, Phonation, Speech, Sweden, United States
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11787PubMedID: 1736364OAI: diva2:178306
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2014-04-29Bibliographically approved

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